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Short Take: AMD renames chip

AMD revealed that its upcoming 3D enhancement technology, to be be used in chips from Cyrix, IDT, and AMD, will be called 3DNow. 3DNow is a set of 21 new instructions within the processor architecture that boosts graphics performance. AMD's K6-3D, which comes out May 28, will be the first chip to adopt the technology.

AMD revealed that its upcoming 3D enhancement technology, to be be used in chips from Cyrix, IDT, and AMD, will be called 3DNow. 3DNow is a set of 21 new instructions within the processor architecture that boosts graphics performance. AMD's K6-3D, which comes out May 28, will be the first chip to adopt the technology.